Archive for August 3rd, 2009

TPW TV: Talking Turkey

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program

The Texas Parks and Wildlife TV series talks turkey this month. Series producer, Don Cash explains.

One of the really fun things we’re going to do in August is go Turkey hunting.

[turkey gobble] Oh…did you hear what I just heard? That was a gobbler back down in the creek bottom, guys. [Mockingbird, turkey gobble].

Spring turkey hunting is real big in the state of Texas; and, went on a turkey hunt down in McMullen County, which is halfway between San Antonio and Corpus Christi with some folks. And they really had a great time on the hunt.

Hunting Rio Grande turkeys in south Texas…it just can’t be beat.

One of the things they’re trying to do is sort of outsmart the turkeys, and try and figure out where they turkeys are going to be. And, sometimes it takes a little time, and sometimes the turkeys are just smarter than the hunters are.

Yeah, it’s kind of a game. And sometimes the turkeys win and sometimes we win. We spent three days patterning the turkeys; we finally outsmarted them.

What this is really about is old friends getting together and enjoying the outdoors and hunting and really using that as an excuse to get up and see the sunrise.

Thanks, Don.

That’s our show, made possible by a grant from the Sport Fish and Wildlife restoration Program…working to increase fishing, boating, shooting and hunting opportunities in Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.